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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office: Telephone: 0203 789 2114 (Emergency out of hours: 07584 277 119) or email: pressoffice@iicsa.org.uk 

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry finishes public hearings after more than 600 witnesses give evidence across 15 investigations

11 December 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has finished its final public hearing after taking evidence from more than 600 witnesses over four years.

The Inquiry’s Chair, Professor Alexis Jay OBE, praised the integral contribution of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in each of the 15 separate investigations.

The Inquiry has heard live evidence from a total of 648 witnesses, of whom 94 have been victims and survivors.

Inquiry to hold final public hearing into Effective Leadership of Child Protection

3 December 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold its final public hearing into Effective Leadership of Child Protection from 7-11 December.

The week-long hearing will focus on the critical issue of leadership in protecting children and responding to child sexual abuse, building on the evidence heard in the Inquiry’s 14 other investigations.

Child sexual abuse committed under guise of medical treatment, survivors tell Inquiry

3 December 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research into child sexual abuse in healthcare contexts, which finds that healthcare practitioners abused their positions of trust and authority to sexually abuse children under the guise of medical procedures. 

1,000 victims and survivors share experience with the Truth Project by phone

30 November 2020

More than 1,000 survivors of child sexual abuse have now shared their experience with the Truth Project over the phone.

Inquiry updates responses to its recommendations

26 November 2020

The Inquiry has issued further updates on institutional responses to its recommendations.

Inquiry to hold virtual public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

12 November 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a two week virtual public hearing in the second phase of its Residential Schools investigation, from 16 - 27 November.

Inquiry finds Catholic Church prioritised reputation over the welfare of children

9 November 2020

The Catholic Church prioritised its own reputation over the welfare of vulnerable children for decades, according to a report published today (November 10) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q2 2020/21

3 November 2020

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the second quarter of 2020/21.

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 September 2020.

Child sexual abuse survivors call for honest conversations about impact of abuse

29 October 2020

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have described how they hope to raise awareness of the significant and long lasting impact that abuse can have on someone’s life. 

Truth Project relaunches in-person sessions for Deaf victims and survivors

28 October 2020

Deaf victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can share their experience with the Truth Project in person again, following its relaunch in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is encouraging Deaf victims and survivors to get in touch now before it draws to a close next year.

The Truth Project

Our Truth Project offers the opportunity for Victims and Survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged.

The Media Centre

The media centre provides useful documents for covering our public hearings and investigation reports. Timetables, press releases, summaries and a range of images and logos are also available. This page is updated regularly.

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